Carp fishing at Evesbatch old lake, Herefordshire
Evesbatch Old Lake is ideally situated in a quiet corner of Herefordshire near Bishops Frome. The village of Evesbatch lies on the border between Herefordshire and Worcestershire. It is perfect for the carp angler who does not require the conveniences of a typical commercial fishery and loves to be at one with nature and the true beauty of our countryside. The wildlife is amazing and the night sky is crystal clear. Expect to see snakes, kingfishers, bats, water voles, badgers, deer, newts, frogs, etc! It's usually quiet all year round but you might get held up by sheep herders on the way here! The fishing is famous at Evesbatch due to the quality of the water, the strength and impeccable condition of the carp.
Evesbatch old lake provides fishing permits for the angler who wishes to fish day or night, from a simple day fishing session, to a week long affair. Resident carp run to 25lb and there are some lovely roach, rudd, golden rudd, tench, perch and eels for the non-dedicated carp angler. The lake is 2 acres in size and in excess of twelve foot deep in places.
There are twelve pegs and parking space for up to ten cars. The lake has recently undergone extensive development work, and vehicular access is now possible to the near bank from pegs 3 to 7. Although it is recommended that a maximum of only four vehicles park on that bank, dry weather only. Cars only. Bring a pair of wellies if it's been raining heavily, and of course, don't park on the near bank if it's saturated with water... you're going to get stuck.. Of course, it won't affect the fishing!
The carp fishing at Evesbatch old lake is very consistent throughout the year although a lull is to be experienced around April or early May due to spawning. The best times of year to come fishing at Evesbatch are June to November with the largest carp caught on the surface with freelined bread. Day fishing permits at Evesbatch start from only £5 per person; a truly affordable venue with a large and dedicated following. Roach and rudd can be easily caught all year round so if you're not a dedicated carp angler, you'll feel at home.
Evesbatch old lake is a safe fishing venue for disabled anglers due to very easy access to the dam wall. If you have any questions about the venue, please use the contact form to send us an email and we'll get back to you asap. Happy fishing!
Evesbatch old lake peg placement: